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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.

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Grrreat formation!

Another one of the formations along the main route in the caverns. This simple and unique formation can be easily missed!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Geopiggy
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another one of the formations along the main route in the caverns. This simple and unique formation can be easily missed!

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United States
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707 reviews
508 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

There are signs marking the location of the Lions Tail in the Big Room so you can't miss it. You walk along the trail of the Big Room, see the sign, look up and there it is. Crazy looking stalactite and one of many.

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Thank AAHolt
Avon, Ohio
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1,249 reviews
832 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Lion’s Tail is a stalactite located near the beginning of the self-guided Big Room tour that looks amazingly like a Lion’s Tail. Located a little past the Giant Dome on the right hand side, keep careful watch to find it as it is best viewed after walking past it a bit and looking back. There are a couple of... More 

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Thank Steve1362
Crestview, Florida
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346 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Lions Tail was one of the most incredible features in Carlsbad Caverns. There are many others as well. This was an incredible half day in the cave.

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Thank kmsmolen
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Just one of the many spectacular formations you will see on the walk around the big room. It really does look like a lion's tail.

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Thank M V
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Lions Tail was one of my favorite spots! A must see! Don't forget to catch the bay show! The Lions Tail was my favorite spot!

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Thank Victoria F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,017 reviews
604 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the great sights inside the Carlsbad cavern, it really does look like a lions tail. I asked the Rangers at the end how it had formed like that and the answer is fascinating!!

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Thank cazbatt
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Keep your eyes open for all the stalactite and stalagmites. so much to see. Keep looking up down and all around some stalagmites look like statues or trolls ... . some areas have what looks like lace/ filigree. Beautiful!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This really does look like a lion's tail. One the more unique formations in the Carlsbad Caverns. Very cool.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
Atlanta, GA
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Spent a wonderful morning in the caves. Take your pictures on the way down as you walk. If you are walking back, you may find yourself too tired or just "already seen it." It was very comfortable in the cave. When we visited, the elevators were broken, and there were not many people there. Unfortunately, we were too early in... More 

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